Tired of CPAP?
Oral appliances are a great alternative therapy for patients who are tired of CPAP. Dental appliance therapy is indicated for:
- Patients with primary snoring or mild obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who do not respond to, or are not appropriate for treatment with behavioral measures such as weight loss or sleep position change.
- OSA is either "primary", moderate, or severe. Patients with moderate to severe OSA should have an initial trial of nasal CPAP.
- Patients with moderate to severe OSA who are intolerant of or refuse treatment with nasal CPAP. Oral appliances are also indicated for patients who refuse treatment, or are not candidates for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, craniofacial operations, or tracheostomy.
Oral Appliance for Snoring
Oral appliances or dental appliances that treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea are small plastic devices that are worn in the mouth, similar to orthodontic retainers or sports mouth guards. These appliances help prevent the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat, keeping the airway open during sleep and promoting adequate air intake.
- Repositioning the lower jaw, tongue soft palate and uvula
- Stabilizing the lower jaw and tongue
- Increasing the muscle tone of the tongue
Insurance Coverage for Sleep Appliance
We have partnered with American Sleep Dentistry (ASD) to provide both medical and Medicare Insurance claims. We are certified as a Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider office . Please call us to review your benefits.